|Created by||Ekta Kapoor|
|Opening theme||"Main Kkusum" performed by Priya Bhattacharya and Sanjeevni|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||1,001|
|Production company(s)||Balaji Telefilms|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Networks India|
|Original network||Sony Entertainment Television|
|Original release||May 14, 2001 –|
November 30, 2005
This is about a middle class girl, Kkusum, everyone in her family is dependent on her. She gets engaged to a guy, but the guy leaves her because she wasn't willing to leave her family with the responsibilities. Then here comes Mr. Richie Rich, his dad asks her hand in marriage for his son. Kkusum is shocked. Then she meets the guy Abhay Kapoor and starts falling for him. He always gifts her something. They are about to get married when the guy starts showing some weird sparks. On their wedding night, he just tells her that he really likes her and pretends to go to sleep. She is confused. After a while, all this weird incidents happen with the chandler, snake, fire etc. and Kkusum isn't understanding anything. Abhay also is having commitments with other girls. He is like a playboy.
Kkusum finds out but he always lies and saves himself. Kkusum also finds out that Abhay only married her because she is akhandsobhagyevati (her husband will not die). Kkusum still stays because of her parents izzat. Abhay’s friend Aryaman also comes, Kkusum and he become good friends. Then later on, a girl named Esha comes along, Esha and Kkusum become very good friends and then the girl starts liking Abhay, Abhay also gets attracted to her, they get together, and have an extra marital affair, Kkusum consummates her marriage when Abhay comes home intoxicated. A while later, Kkusum gets pregnant but Abhay says that the child is Aryaman’s. Kkusum leaves the house when she finds out about Abhay and Esha. She slaps Esha and leaves. She’s all alone during her pregnancy stages. Then Kkusum comes to the Kapoor Industries because her ’’in-laws’’ call her. Kkusum doesn't talk to Abhay. Then a while later, they become friends. Esha leaves cause she thinks that Abhay’s neglecting her and even Abhay realizes that he likes Kkusum so he proposes her again. KKusum says yes and she goes back to him, then Kkusum finds out that Abhay cannot be a dad that’s why he called her back, because she’s pregnant. Esha also comes back and befriends Kkusum again. She gets a miscarriage and says bad things to Abhay. Then her mother-in-law explains so she stays back, Abhay gets hurt from what Kkusum said so she apologizes. They are happy but then on Abhay’s birthday she goes to pick him up from a farmhouse where she hears Abhay saying that he still has to act in front of Kkusum that he loves her and stuff. Kkusum’s phone rings and Abhay and Esha are scared that someone heard them. Then they see Kkusum over there. Kkusum goes away from there to the Kapoor house. She goes there and waits for Abhay when he comes she slaps him twice and leaves saying that she’ll never come back but her mother-in-law stops her. Shr tells Abhay to get out. Abhay leaves.
Meanwhile, there is a marriage proposal that comes to Tanya who is Abhay’s sister. (They all love Kkusum and hate Abhay) Kkusum is supposed to do the set up of the pre-marriage thing but the guy (Siddharth Kanwar) falls for Kkusum instead of Tanya. Kkusum gets married to him even though she didn't want to. Siddharth’s bua’s (Pammi, Tashu, and this other chic) are evil so they try to break them up but they can't because Siddharth loves Kkusum. Kkusum also starts to love Siddharth. Tashu announces that she will get married, the guy is non other than Abhay. Tashu and Abhay get married, Abhay wants to cause problems with Sid—Kkusum but fails. Then Sid’s mom takes all of Sid’s property so that they’re beggars. Sid and Kkusum leave for chawl. Later on, Abhay has brain tumor, and he changes for the good forever, and then Kkusum and Abhay become friends and Sid starts to suspect them and he leaves Kkusum. They get divorced. Sid goes back to his mom. Then he finds out that Kkusum wasn't lying about the brain tumor case so he calls her while driving. He crashes into a car and dies. Kkusum is shattered.
A while later, everyone figures out that Abhay has brain tumor and then Abhay’s mom comes to Kkusum for her son’s life. Abhay’s mom wants Kkusum to get married to Abhay. After a lot of dragging, they get married, and go to the states. Abhay gets treated there and there they meet Esha. They live with her. Abhay starts to fall for Kkusum (for real this time) and Esha also starts liking Kkusum. But Kkusum can't forget Siddharth. They go back, Esha comes back after sometime, Kkusum starts to fall for Abhay again, they both don't tell each other about their feelings, Esha comes to live in with them, she tries to get close to Abhay but fails. Kkusum finally confesses to Abhay that she loves him and they consummate. Esha is shattered. Then everyone finds out that Abhay killed Siddharth when he was having brain tumor attack while driving. Kkusum still forgives him. Then Kkusum and Abhay find out about Esha so they kick her out. Kkusum gets pregnant and has a miscarriage, Esha tells the doctors to declare Kkusum barren, everyone wants a heir that Kkusum cannot give, so Kkusum gets surrogate mother Mahi, she also falls for Abhay. Kkusum suspects Mahi and Abhay so she leaves without interrogating. Then while on the train she finds out that she’s pregnant, she goes to tell Abhay but sees Mahi kissing Abhay’s forehead so she leaves. Mahi gives birth to a daughter (Kali), and Kkusum gives birth to girl (Kumud) too.
20 years later...they grow up and Kkusum comes with Kumud to Mumbai hesitantly. Kumud always has hated her father. Kkusum tries to explain but Kumud doesn't listen. Then Kumud gets in trouble, for raping a guy. But Kumud is innocent. In court, Abhay and Kkusum meet each other because the guy that filed a case was Kali’s fiance, Nakul. Nakul is proven to be lying so Abhay breaks engagement, Kali is forced to get engaged to Garv who loves Kali, but she stills loves Nakul. Garv finds out that Kali doesn't love him so he breaks the engagement. Kali finds out that she loves Garv and not Nakul. Abhay finds out that Kumud is his daughter, Kali gets insecured. Kumud likes Kshitij (Nakul’s brother). She gets pregnant with his baby but then Kshitij finds out that he has cancer so he pretends that he hates Kumud. Kumud’s friend Garv (who is also Kshitij’s friend) tells her to forget Kshitij. She does and gets married to Garv to get away from the society and also because he offered to help. On Garv’s and Kumud’s wedding day Kshitij finds out that he doesn't have cancer and that it was the hospital's mistake.
He goes to prove it to Kumud but is then proven guilty by Garv’s evil bua. Kumud and Garv start loving each other but don't confess. Kali tries to create misunderstanding and succeeds, Kumud and Garv separate. Kali lies to Garv saying that she’s pregnant with his child, Garv marries her to take on the responsibility. Then he finds out the truth and starts hating her. They divorce. Kumud decides to marry Kshiitj, and Garv is heartbroken. He moves on. Kshitij dies and Kumud marries another guy named Karan (Nasirr Khan). She has a kid named Kkusum with him, Kkusum dies, and so does Abhay.
- Nausheen Ali Sardar/Manasi Joshi Roy as Kkusum
- Shilpa Saklani as Kkusum/Swati Ganga
- Anuj Saxena/Rohit Roy as Abhay Kapoor
- Sandeep Rajora as Siddharth Kanwar
- Aashka Goradia as Kkumud Kapoor
- Chetan Hansraj as Advocate Garv Sachdev
- Amit Sareen as Kshitij Oberoi
- Karanvir Bohra as Nakul Oberoi
- Narayani Shastri as Natasha Kanwar
- Poonam Narula as Mahi Kapoor
- Mouli Ganguly as Vidhi Kapoor
- Aashish Kaul as Aryaman Oberoi
- Eijaz Khan as Advocate Sohan Kapoor
- Shweta Kawatra as Esha Chopra
- Manav Gohil/Hiten Tejwani as Vishal Mehra
- Rucha Gujrati as Kali Kapoor
- Savita Prabhune as Sumitra Deshmukh
- Jennifer Winget as Simran
- Nasirr Khan as Karan Oberoi
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